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LD+A Wins EXCEL Gold Award

AM&P EXCEL Gold Winner 2016New York, NY (July 6, 2016)  LD+A Magazine is the recipient of the 2016 EXCEL Gold Award for General Excellence (10,000 or fewer circulation) from Association Media & Publishing (AM&P). Paul Tarricone, Publisher and Editor of LD+A, received the award at the 36th Annual EXCEL Awards Gala on June 27, 2016 in Washington, DC.

"The AM&P Awards are perhaps the most prestigious in the association publishing world, so we’re particularly honored to be recognized with a Gold Award this year," said Paul Tarricone. "As is always the case with this type of achievement, the award is a testament to our editors on staff, our expert contributors from the lighting industry and Society, and our art directors. It was a true team effort."

Paul Tarricone receives the AM&P Gold EXCEL Award   Tarricone receives the AM&P Gold EXCEL Award.

The EXCEL Awards is the largest and most prestigious award program that exclusively recognizes excellence and leadership in nonprofit association media, publishing, marketing, and communications. In all, 226 awards were presented this year in categories ranging from magazines to electronic books: 53 gold, 77 silver and 96 bronze. A list of the winners by category is available online.


LD+A July 2016LD+A is a magazine for professionals involved in the art, science, study, manufacture, teaching, and implementation of lighting. LD+A is designed to enhance and improve the practice of lighting. Every issue of LD+A includes feature articles on design projects, technical articles on the science of illumination, new product developments, industry trends, news of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), and vital information about the illuminating profession. LD+A is available as benefit of IES membership. For more information, visit


IES is the oldest and largest educational and scientific society in North America devoted to lighting. Founded in 1906, the mission of the IES has been to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public. A broad variety of programs, including publications, conferences and seminars, have been established to accomplish this mission. IES publishes and distributes the finest lighting literature authored by committees with the most experienced minds in industry and academia today. For more information about IES, go to

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